KIIT School of Public Health Organizes International Workshop on ‘One Health Approach in Combating Antimicrobial Resistance’

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As part of the ‘Risk Management and Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance’, ‘PREVENT IT’ project is being implemented at the School of Public Health, KIIT-DU. An International Workshop titled ‘One Health Approach in Combating Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)’ was organized by the School of Public Health, KIIT-DU on 10th December 2021 on virtual mode involving resource persons from India and Europe. The participants of the workshop were from India, Europe and Africa. The workshop was live-streamed on YouTube.

Assoc. Prof. Himanshu Sekhar Pradhan, Project Coordinator, PREVENT IT at School of Public Health welcomed the speakers and participants. He also delivered a brief overview of the project and set the context for the workshop. Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir Kumar Satpathy, Director, School of Public Health, KIIT-DU delivered the opening remark on ‘One Health Approach in Combating AMR’ by reflecting insights on the subject. Dr. Dona Bobban, Researcher of PREVENT IT project at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Cochin presented the burden of AMR from the Global, Regional and National perspective.

Dr. Prakash Narayan, Associate Prof. and PREVENT IT Coordinator at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal talked on Multi-sectoral Approach in addressing AMR in Human, Animal and Environmental Sectors. He discussed frameworks and challenges of implementation of multisectoral approaches in addressing AMR. Prof. (Dr.) B. Sunil, Professor, Department of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala deliberated  on India’s experiences in combating AMR through one health approach, gaps and way forward.

Prof. (Dr.) Helmut Brand, Jean Monnet Professor of European Public Health and Head of the Department of International Health at Maastricht University, Netherlands presented the experiences from Europe region in combating AMR through one health approach. He also highlighted various policies and guidelines of the European region in combating AMR. Mr. Mohan, Founder, Rural Institute for People’s Enlightenment (RIPE), Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh elaborated community level convergence among Human, Animal and Agricultural sectors towards one health approach. He also shared his organizational experiences on community level convergence among human, animal and agricultural sectors.

Followed by the presentations of the speakers, participants’ queries were addressed by the speakers. The workshop ended with the concluding remarks and vote of thanks by the Assoc. Prof. Himanshu Sekhar Pradhan. It was moderated by Mr. Jyoti Prakash, Researcher Associate of PREVENT IT project at School of Public Health.

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